12 Months of Working Towards Better Nutrition - April 2019 My apologies for getting this post out a little late! I can only offer March Madness as an excuse, and if you know how much I love Spartan basketball then you will understand. It's been a crazy six weeks for our team, and it ended … Continue reading 12 Months of Working Towards Better Nutrition – April 2019
Hey everyone! It's that time again - time to update our nutrition goals for the month. I hope you've been doing well with your food tracking and hitting your protein goals. If you are doing those both consistently, I bet you are already starting to see a difference. In my opinion, making sure your overall … Continue reading 12 Months of Working Towards Better Nutrition – March 2019
Hey everyone! We have made it through January and the freezing cold temperatures it brought with it. Today, it's 50 degrees in Lansing, and I feel like we are getting teased by spring. I know that my cabin fever had increased incrementally. And so, with warmer weather coming, we want to keep working towards better … Continue reading 12 Months Of Working Towards Better Nutrition – February 2019
Hey Everyone! We are now one week into 2019, and I'm sure everyone is just getting back into the swing of their routines after the holidays. Halloween through New Years tend to be a time of indulgence for many of us, and even people like me tend to be less motivated as we go through … Continue reading 12 Months Of Working Towards Better Nutrition – January 2019
This might be the question I get from my clients the most often. "What do YOU eat in a week to look the way you do?" I've seen many meal prep or other food pictures from personal trainers on Instagram, but my eating habits are quite different from a lot of the fitness stars on … Continue reading What A Personal Trainer Eats in a Week
So it seems like every Instagram fitness star under the sun has taken pictures of their seven food containers all lined up with the same chicken breast, broccoli, and brown rice that they have cooked up on a Sunday to last them all week for lunch, am I right? So the question is, is meal … Continue reading Meal Prepping – Fad or The Best Thing For You?
When you look up exactly what organic farming practices are, the trend starts making a whole lot of sense. Here's some quotes from the USDA website: "Organic agriculture is an ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles, and soil biological activity. It is based on minimal use of off-farm inputs and … Continue reading Organic Foods: Worth The Cost?
Nearly every food product that comes in a package, box, or carton these days contains some sort of sugar. Sweeteners are in everything, and it's important to educate ourselves on the different names they go by. A lot of us try and monitor our sugar intake by reading labels because we know that it's bad … Continue reading Sugar: The Substance Of Many Identities
I've heard it all before: "Oh, they're young, let them eat their junk food." "Their metabolism will keep them skinny." "Let kids be kids." These are just a few of the many excuses I've heard when it comes to parents discussing their child's eating habits. But the truth is, as humans we develop habits early … Continue reading Your Kids Follow Your Example: Make It Count
Many people think that because I eat a healthy diet and am a personal trainer, that I don't like to eat things like pizza, nachos, and sushi rolls. But that couldn't be any further from the truth. Sometimes I think that being a foodie is one of the reasons I pursued personal training. Because I … Continue reading Everyone’s Favorite: Cheat Meals